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Metro Boomin rocks Bender Arena for kickoff Student Union Board concert

(09/01/18 6:10pm)

On Saturday Aug. 25, producer and DJ Metro Boomin offered up his talents for Bender Arena as the headliner for Student Union Board’s Welcome Week concert. The show was opened by Shiva, who performed a DJ set, and local DMV rapper Kelow LaTesha. Metro opened his set with one of his most famous productions, “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1” by Kanye West. 

Album Review: “Ti Amo” by Phoenix

(06/21/17 10:08pm)

My high school psychology teacher once explained alternative music as “guys with guitars in tight jeans singing about their ex-girlfriends.” It is hard to say that the French alt-rock band Phoenix doesn’t fit this criteria, but to pigeonhole them would be missing the bigger picture of their discography. Their latest album, “Ti Amo,” is a language hopping summer album, upbeat yet laid back in tone and style, that rides background guitar and foreground pop synth.

Straight from print: AU’s notable authors

(04/28/17 1:00pm)

AU’s literary scene has a lot to look forward to this year, including a slew of new books by AU professors. These books span a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from the political far right youth in Germany all the way to childhood development issues facing the U.S.. The Eagle has compiled a great reading list from three of AU’s five schools, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication and the School of Public Affairs, just in time for summer reading.

Finding new music in the streaming era

(04/07/17 3:27pm)

In the early 2000s, CDs were still the go-to for listening to music. Now, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have taken over, providing endless catalogs of music to discover and explore. Finding new circles of music has never been more accessible – there is an entire expanding universe of music hidden behind every smartphone and computer screen today.

Concert Preview: Red Hot Chili Peppers

(04/05/17 9:00pm)

The California-based Red Hot Chili Peppers have been a mainstay in the music industry since the 1990s with a funk-laced rock sound that refuses to get tired. The band’s latest tour, for its 2016 album "The Getaway", will bring the group to the Verizon Center on April 12. Some of the band’s most famous songs include “Can’t Stop,” “Californication” and “Dani California”; hits that are still heard on the radio today.

Mardi Gras in DC

(02/27/17 5:29pm)

New Orleans is the home of Mardi Gras, but that does not mean you have to travel all the way down to Louisiana to celebrate. Much of the rest of America has taken on Mardi Gras as a sort of adopted holiday, and the District is no exception. Fat Tuesday falls on Feb. 28 this year, and is a time to celebrate with loads of decadent food and lively jazz. D.C. has no shortage of locations to enjoy your Mardi Gras.